Padres Down on the Farm: September 6 (Torrens homers, Sod Poodles win/Storm lose close game/Tri-City advances to finals)

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 2-1 on Friday.

Tri-City won the North Division and advanced to the leagues final series. Lake Elsinore blew a save in the 9th which would have clinched their series and Amarillo stayed alive with a game-three win.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.

Amarillo Sod Poodles Won 6-2 (down in series 2-1)

In Texas, the Amarillo Sod Poodles (1-2) beat the Midland RockHounds (2-1) by the score of 6-2 to keep their season alive. The team will need to win the next two games to advance to the Texas League finals. Kyle Lloyd made a start and went 7 2/3 innings for the Soddies. The right-handed pitcher contained Midland to just two runs on seven hits. Elliot Ashbeck relieved the pitcher and went 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Ashbeck was promoted from Lake Elsinore this week. Luis Torrens hit a homer, Brad Zunica doubled in a run, and four Sod Poodles recorded multiple hits on the night. The offensive slump ended for Amarillo as they totaled 12 hits in the contest. They will need to keep it going on Saturday to keep their season going.

Taylor Trammell– (3-5) RBI, SB, 2 K’s

Ivan Castillo– (2-5) RBI

Owen Miller– (2-5) Run, K

Buddy Reed– (2-4) 2 Runs, RBI, K

Kyle Lloyd- (Win) 7.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (104 pitches- 71 strikes)

Lake Elsinore Storm Lost 6-5 (up in series 2-1)

The Storm had a chance to sweep the Quakes, but lost 6-5 on a walk-off by Rancho Cucamonga. Mason Fox allowed two straight homers as both Quakes hitters jumped on the first pitch of their at-bat in the 9th. A very tough loss for Lake Elsinore as they clawed their way back into this game to take the lead in the 9th on an Eguy Rosario sac-fly. Caleb Boushley started the game and was not very effective, giving up three earned runs in three innings. 23-year-old Felix Minjarez relieved him and threw five shutout innings. Offensively, the Storm recorded eight hits in the game. Eguy Rosario homered in the 7th to tie the game at four in a big game for the Dominican youngster. Luis Campusano went 2-for-5 in the loss, and Xavier Edwards went 3-for-4 with a stolen base. Lake Elsinore will try to regroup tomorrow in Rancho Cucamonga.

Eguy Rosario- (1-4) HR, Run, 2 RBIs, K

Xavier Edwards- (3-4) Run, RBI, BB, SB

Luis Campusano- (2-5) RBI, K

Felix Minjarez- 5 IP 2 H, 4 K (51 pitches- 37 strikes)

Caleb Boushley- 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K (80 pitches- 48 strikes)

Tri-City Dust Devils Won 3-2 (Tri-City wins series)

The Dust Devils advanced to the Northwest League championship with a 3-2 walk-off win over the Spokane Indians in 10 innings. Tri-City survived giving up two runs in the 9th to take home the win. Jordy Barley made a big error in the inning that resulted in both runs being unearned. The Dust Devils won as Sean Guilbe recorded a bases-loaded walk for the winner. Nick Thwaits started the game, and he went 4 1/3 innings. Five other pitchers relieved him. Angel Acevedo earned the win after pitching a perfect top of the 10th inning. Catcher Logan Driscoll went 2-for-4, and Luke Becker went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the win. Tri-City will now face the Hillsboro Hops in the final which starts on Saturday.

Logan Driscoll- (2-4) BB

Luke Becker- (2-3) RBI, BB

Jordy Barley- (1-3) Run, BB, Erro

Angel Acevedo- (Win) 1 IP, 1 K (11 pitches- 7 strikes)

Nick Thwaits- 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 K (85 pitches- 50 strikes)

Saturday’s Probables

Amarillo- TBD vs. TBD

Lake Elsinore- Adrian Martinez vs. TBD

Tri-City- TBD vs. TBD

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